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daniel_leavitt2000

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Wheel size on UP water tanks?
« on: January 12, 2017, 06:10:56 PM »
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Anyone know what the correct wheel size is on UP water tanks like this:
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Re: Wheel size on UP water tanks?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 01:51:55 AM »
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No idea, but my first guess would be 33 inches.  That seems to have been standard on GN's tenders, regardless of the trucks.

My first thought was "Water tanks have wheels?", then I realized you must mean auxiliary tenders, not trackside storage facilities...
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Re: Wheel size on UP water tanks?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 09:19:47 PM »
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Re: Wheel size on UP water tanks?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 01:33:18 AM »
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OK, guess the UP and GN thought differently, which isn't surprising.
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Re: Wheel size on UP water tanks?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 09:06:44 AM »
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Those water tanks had have an interesting life, they started life as water tenders for FEF and Challengers, then UP converted them to be fuel tenders for the turbines, so they added heaters in them to keep the bunker C from losing viscosity. UP them turn them back to water tenders for steam program. There is a third one at Cheyenne thats probably going to get the same treatment for used with the Big Boy.

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